Tried to buy a ST2000DM00 read the feedback and found out that Seagate sells 2 completely different drives number platters, heads a major and a major perf hit. Contacted amazon which drive is this? Sorry we can't/won't tell which one are selling, buy it figure it out yourself, and if we screwed you return it. I have another idea..
GIVE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS DIFFERENT MODEL NUMBERS DOUCHE BAGS!
So if seagate has EVER screwed you come on who haven't they done at least once, contact these guys and ask to be added to the Seagate/Amazon class action..
Green & Noblin, P.C.
4500 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Floor 4
Long Beach, California 90804
Telephone: (562) 391-2487
Companies are libel for treble damages under the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, some relevant practices that Amazon/Seagate are engaging in..
(7) represents that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, or grade or that goods are a particular style or model, if they are of another by false or misleading representation of fact;
(11) makes false or misleading statements of fact
(12) engages in any other conduct which similarly creates a likelihood of confusion or misunderstanding.
A Ford F-150 is a Ford F-150 is a Ford F-150. There is a new model every year, yet it's called the same. Is this illegal? Technology gets better and requires fewer platters. This doesn't necessarily mean they should rename the model.
I completely understand that from a performance standpoint, it can make a big difference. To the average user, they may just want to replace the current model with the same, but newer model they know will work.
I agree, they should proably list the drives seperately if possible, but I don't agree there is a basis for a law suit.
If you ask is the ford a v6 or v8 they say I dunno can't tell you, buy it and figure it out yourself, really? ok just give me the vin I can figure it out from that, sorry vins are only available after you've paid waited for shipping then the clock starts on you 30 days to decide if you been screwed, sound good?
They make V6's and V8's every year and still don't change the model name, nor do they change named based on number of cylinders (think disk platters). Anyhow I stated my points and reasons. Take them or leave them. In any case, I'm done with this topic.
Notice that the model number tells us nothing about the drive's geometry. This contrasts with the old system which indicated the number of platters in the second-to-last numeric character. For example, the ST3750640AS has 4 platters.
BTW, WD drives also have differences in the number of platters within the same model and they also occasionally fall short of their stated specifications.